Perfectly Purple

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I really enjoyed doing my pink post last week and this week it’s the turn of purple. My favourite colour although I don’t have much makeup that colour which I find odd so I’ll have to go purple-cosmetics-shopping! Anyway these are the purple products I do have.

Yves Rocher So Elixir Purple – So technically this doesn’t show up purple when it’s on but it is called purple and the bottle is purple. It also smells amazing. Full review  here.

MUA Nail Polish in Frozen Yoghurt – I love this cute purple colour! I only used it for the first time yesterday and fell in love so I will review it at a later date. It is a wonderful candy-purple shade and is perfect for these last few sunny days before we hit autumn, I’m going to make the most of it while I still can!

Purple Hair Chalk – So I can’t use this right now with my red hair as it’ll clash far too much but I love it none the less and if/when I go back to a suitable colour again I’ll definitely be using it again. I have 24 different colour chalks but this is my favourite. Review here. 

The Body Shop Eye Definer in Amethyst – This eye liner is great for adding a purple pop of colour to a natural look. I only reviewed it yesterday so I won’t go into too much detail.

The Body Shop Baked to last Eye Shadow duo in Amethyst – I have discovered ow that this is best used wet and I love the vibrant purple it produces that way. It looks stunning and is really easy to work with. Don;t think I’ll ever use it dry again!

Think next week will be Glorious Green so stay tuned for that!

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#SBBC – The Body Shop – Metallic Eye Definer Pencil in Glowing Amethyst Review

TBS1I’m loving coloured eye pencils at the moment and seeing as I bought an eye shadow this colour I decided to go all out and get the eye liner too. Unfortunately it is exactly the same colour as The Body Shop Baked to Last Amethyst eye shadow so it doesn’t show up with that. But, it looks lovely with neutral eyes to add a bit of colour instead.

It is a lovely soft eye pencil but the colour pay-off is minimal. You really have to build it up to get a suitable result. As much as I love TBS I’m finding recently that the colours are very subtle and I prefer my look to stand out if I am going with colours over a nude look.

TBS2It has a gorgeous shimmer to, which is beautiful and when built up enough would look fantastic for an evening look. It just takes time, patience and practice to get a good result, all things I don’t have a lot of.

It is however water-resistance and it has battled the rain for me, it is also dermatologist approved so it’s great for those of us who have sensitive eyes and skin.

I  think £8 for this is a bit steep considering it is very pale and they boast a fantastic colour pay-off in the description, which just hasn’t delivered. Maybe some of the other colours would be better, I don’t know but I’m reluctant to try another one. May try the Avon Glimmer Sticks instead.

I hope that you don’t mind that today’s SBBC post is a review, got lots to catch up on and I don’t always have time to do 2 posts a day. Today is one of those very busy days, I’m writing this on my lunch break and I have a volunteer role tonight too 🙂

The Body Shop Baked-to-Last Eye Shadow in Amethyst Review

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This eye shadow by The Body shop in Amethyst has got to be one of the prettiest ones I own. Both purples are gorgeous, I tend to use the lighter one over the lid and the darker at the corner of my eye.

This eye shadow can be used wet or dry. Dry it doesn’t have the best colour pay off in the world, it’s quite subtle but then that’s nice for an every day look. I haven’t tried it wet yet as quite frankly it makes me a little nervous but I will give it a go soon, when I have no where to go in a hurry.

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I used it over Benefit’s Stay Don’t Stray eye primer and that did improve the colour slightly but it honestly didn’t last 8 hours. Even my MUA palettes last 8 hours with a primer under so this was a bit disappointing. Again, though I think it’d last longer used wet. This isn’t the best photo, it doesn’t do the colours justice but you get the idea.

I found it quite difficult to build up the colour into a shade I was happy with but once I got there I was happy with it. They 2 shades blended into each other effortlessly which was fab.  I have heard that this shade is the weakest of them all so I think I may need to try a different shade. I’m definitely going to incorporate this into a smokey eye look as I think that’d look gorgeous, I’ll let you know how that goes!

Try it: £10, The Body Shop

Brushes on a Budget

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Barry M Eye shadow and Foundation Brush Review

I truly needed some new brushes, what with all this extra use they’ve had over the last 2 months but I didn’t have a huge budget for them. I decided to give Barry M brushes a go seeing as I like most Barry M products and they’re also a fun colour. I only got the eye shadow brush and foundation brush to begin with but I will definitely be completing my set!

First up is the eye shadow brush, I got this when I was having trouble picking up the shadow in my Sleek palette. It is gorgeously soft and picks up the colour wonderfully. It’s also really good at applying the eye shadow evenly. I love this brush and use it every day now.

The foundation brush is a bit smaller than I’m used to and it also picks up a huge amount of foundation so it took some getting used to. However, it does blend in really well and leaves me with a flawless finish. Due to the size it’s really easy to be accurate and is great for someone new to using a foundation brush.

Overall I’d give these brushes a 4/5.

Try it: www.superdrug.co.uk, prices start at £2.99

A Wedding in the Sun!

2I went to yet another wedding on Thursday this week, It was in the beautiful Coach House at Marks Hall in Coggleshall, Essex. It was a glorious sunny evening and I realised around 3pm that day that I had nothing to wear and nor did becky!

After the most hysterical changing room trip ever we both found a new dress in New Look. I totally loved the dress, I don’t know if they still do it in the adults section but I got it in the 915 range seeing as I’m fairly short! I love the aztec print on this one, as most of you know, I also adore anything navy right now.

I teamed it with a pair of navy wedges that tied in perfectly with my outfit. I decided to keep accessories to a minimum due to the striking pattern of the dress. I used a little black over the shoulder bag.

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This is the overall look I created for my evening makeup that night, it took around 45 minutes so was easily manageable for a night out.

3I kept my eyeshadow classy and neutral seeing as it was a wedding and I didn’t want dark smokey eyes for a summer evening.

I used a my MUA neutral palette to create this look which was perfect for attending a wedding. I used a base of a medium brown across the whole lower eyelid, then a dark gold at the outer corner and a lighter one in the inner corner. I then used a very light brown below my eyebrow. I also added some Benefit High Beam below the brow line and on my cheek bones. I loved this look and it worked well with my red Barry M Lipstick (Yes the one I rave about ALL the time!)

I also done 3 coats of the They’re Real mascara by Benefit and I think they looked pretty good!

To end I just thought I’d share a few photos of the night!

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A Wedding in the Sun!

2I went to yet another wedding on Thursday this week, It was in the beautiful Coach House at Marks Hall in Coggleshall, Essex. It was a glorious sunny evening and I realised around 3pm that day that I had nothing to wear and nor did becky!

After the most hysterical changing room trip ever we both found a new dress in New Look. I totally loved the dress, I don’t know if they still do it in the adults section but I got it in the 915 range seeing as I’m fairly short! I love the aztec print on this one, as most of you know, I also adore anything navy right now.

I teamed it with a pair of navy wedges that tied in perfectly with my outfit. I decided to keep accessories to a minimum due to the striking pattern of the dress. I used a little black over the shoulder bag.

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This is the overall look I created for my evening makeup that night, it took around 45 minutes so was easily manageable for a night out.

3I kept my eyeshadow classy and neutral seeing as it was a wedding and I didn’t want dark smokey eyes for a summer evening.

I used a my MUA neutral palette to create this look which was perfect for attending a wedding. I used a base of a medium brown across the whole lower eyelid, then a dark gold at the outer corner and a lighter one in the inner corner. I then used a very light brown below my eyebrow. I also added some Benefit High Beam below the brow line and on my cheek bones. I loved this look and it worked well with my red Barry M Lipstick (Yes the one I rave about ALL the time!)

I also done 3 coats of the They’re Real mascara by Benefit and I think they looked pretty good!

To end I just thought I’d share a few photos of the night!

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Sleek i-Divine i-Candy Palette Review

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I won this gorgeous eyeshadow palette from the Peach Parfait blog last week and I fell in love with it the second it arrived!

I’m head-over-heels-in-love with anything sweet related, even marginally, we even had sweet named tables at our wedding. So when this arrived with its uber cute candy packaging I was even more excited. Upon opening it, things just got better. The colours really stood out and have super cute candy names.

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The next day I decided to give it a go, I couldn’t get on with the brush included so instead used my new Barry M shadow brush which I am also in love with and I’ll review it at some point.

Despite loving everything candy related I usually keep my makeup quite natural but this gave me the perfect opportunity to get creative. I absolutely love every single colour in this palette and it just goes to show that colour really is for everyone. I also adore that it has the black and white included, these are great for the eye-line and highlighting the brow.

Each colour comes out beautiful and they are very pigmented. Here are how they come out on skin:

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Not only do they loo amazing but they blend really well too, pretty sure that by the weekend I’m going to have created a rainbow look, yes I am that crazy about this palette, it’s a job to choose which colours to use each morning. They also last all day which is a huge bonus. The Bon Bon, Aniseed and apple sour shades are also really shimmery and have looked awesome in the UK’s bright sun light.

This was the first Sleek palette I’ve ever used and I’m definitely going to have to get some more, they’ve blown all my other eyeshadow’s completely out of the water!

Shades I love most: Mint Cream and Blue Fizzle.

Try it: £7.99, www.sleekmakeup.com

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